Dragon Models USMC AV-8B Harrier II Plus VMA-311 "Tomcat" & VMM-162 "Golden Eagles"Military Kits : Military Aircraft : Modern Fighters
- For Ages: 14+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Released: Oct 2010
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $10.76
Item DescriptionThe two model aircraft differ in their markings. One is depicted in the regalia of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 (Reinforced) (VMM-162). This “Golden Eagles” unit from North Carolina was fully involved in the 2003 invasion of Iraq in support of I MEF. Interestingly, this squadron was stood down in December 2005 in order to begin transitioning to the MV-22 Osprey. The squadron now fully operates tiltrotor aircraft, the second operational squadron to do so, although it is reinforced with Harriers when it deploys. The second aircraft comes in the markings of Marine Attack Squadron 311 “Tomcats” (VMA-311). It is part of the 3rd Marine Air Wing (3rd MAW), and its Harriers were the first of their type to fly combat missions in Afghanistan in 2001. It also supported Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 by flying 550 sorties. The individual plane markings are produced accurately on slide decals produced by Cartograf. There is additional differentiation between the two models – the VMM-311 aircraft carries an extra fuel tank, while the VMM-162 (Rein) example has a AN/AAQ-14 Targeting Pod under its right wing. The models are beautifully rendered, and when their unit markings are added, they make a stunning pair.
- Canopy is made of clear parts
- Delicate nose is provided
- AN/AAQ-14 targeting pod w/great detail in VMM-162
- Fuel tanks w/fine details in VMA-311
- Cartograf decal w/various marking options
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